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Pregnancy status and checking HCG levels

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I had sexual contact with my partner about 3 weeks ago on saturday. I'm not sure if he did sperm in me but i think he could of done. I am late at the moment for my period, i have had period pain and a bloody/pink discharge but no blood. Could this be pregnancy?

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replied December 19th, 2009
Am I Pregnant Answer A8584

Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am really glad to help you out.

Your concern is regarding the status of your pregnancy. Since there was an unprotected intercourse, the possibility of pregnancy is high. I would suggest that you do a repeat urine for pregnancy test or get your serum HCG levels estimated (more accurate than urine tests). The HCG (it is a hormone) levels rise only in pregnancy and its levels are raised even for a few days after a miscarriage. So, the HCG presence will confirm the status of your pregnancy.

If a pregnancy test comes back negative, then you should get a serum HCG test to completely rule out pregnancy. Once the status of pregnancy is sure, then other possibilities can also be explored. It can be due to hormonal abnormalities during periods, stress or anxiety, changes in diet, rapid weight loss or gain, over-exercising, ovarian cysts or thyroid or pituitary disease. You should consult a gynecologist and get a physical examination done.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are advised to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.

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